Group name: Manchester and Salford Ramblers
This group is a part of Greater Manchester & High Peak Area.
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Path maintenance
We are re-starting our walks!
There will be a cautious approach, numbers will be limited during April and we will be following Covid regulations with a risk assessment, walk register and social distancing on all our walks. Please book on walks by emailing the walk leader and include your phone number. Click here for the link to the walks programme.
Our campaigns continue:
Green Routes Day of Action - 20 April
Please support our Day of Action next Tuesday 20th April. Either on the day or a few days before, take some photos of your favourite walking spots close to home and then tweet them – please tag in @RamblersGB and use the hashtag #GreenRoutes or just email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us make it easier for everyone to enjoy walking ahead of May’s elections
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important walking is to our health and happiness, and how urgently we need to address gaps in access to green space. We believe that everyone, everywhere should have easy access to high quality green spaces close to where they live (defined as within a five-minute walk from home). That’s why we’re using May’s local elections to make this a reality. May 6th 2021 sees the biggest set of elections across England we’ve had outside of a General Election. Most of our councils will elect new representatives and in Greater Manchester we are also electing the Mayor.
We are calling on mayoral candidates in May’s elections to commit to creating a new green walking route in each of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs.
For more information on the campaign, links to our Ramblers Manifesto and what you can do to help - just click here!
Quiz the Candidates
Ramblers are working with WalkRideGM, LIving Streets, Cycling UK, Vision Zero and other partners and there will be a special hustings, click the image below for more details:
Ramblers call for safer walking routes for all in Manchester
We have added our voices to the consultation on Manchester's Northern and Eastern Gateway walking and cycling routes proposals. We have welcomed the commitment to ensure that all key junctions have dedicated crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, including segregation. We have also called for stronger links with the Manchester Green Trail and other routes across the city. Local Cyclists have been arguing that the proposed route through the New Islington Marina is totally unsuitable for a cycle route - and we agree with them! We have said that a direct route from Redhill Street to New Islington should be provided for cyclists.
Please follow this link for more details.
Save Swinton Park
Swinton Park Golf Club has closed and the future of this large green space appears to be uncertain.
Ramblers and local residents are urging the Council to resist any attempt to build houses on this former golf course. The land is bordered by dense housing and, properly managed, could provide a variety of public amenities.
Save Swinton Park as a haven for not only golfers but local wildlife and greenery
For more information - follow this link.